Nail Art Is a Terrific Fashion Accessory
Nail art can be the trick that brightens your days and livens up your nights, regardless of the occasion or outfit. And getting started is easier than ever! You can enjoy having it done professionally at a salon, or you can take the time to learn how to do it yourself – whether by taking a class, reading a book or browsing the web.
Basic tools such as small brushes and quality nail polish will help you get started, but there are great toolkits available if you want to get more advanced – just make sure you always choose quality materials for a lasting result.
So why is nail art so popular these days? Here are the top five reasons why nail art is one of the best tricks in a fashion lover’s bag.
- It’s an affordable luxury
As nail art becomes trendier, you’ll find that it is also more and more affordable. With the help of protective gels, nail art can last for a long time and will improve your looks every day – unlike an expensive make-up session or hairstyle that will only see you through the night. So if you’re looking for a unique and affordable touch to your style, nail art is the best way to go.
- It’s for every day
Do you think that nail art is only for the Cruella de Vil kind of woman? Wrong! You can enhance your everyday look with just a few colorful stripes! Complement your jeans and shirt with nail art in plaid patterns, stripes or simple designs that can be achieved in just a few brushstrokes. You can even learn how to do this at home – you only need a few tools and your favorite nail polish colors! What is more, nail art can help you express yourself, support a cause or brighten up a rainy day. The choice is endless.
- Being the queen of the party has never been easier
With Halloween just around the corner, you might be looking for the final touch for that spooky costume, or maybe you’d like to skip the costume altogether? Nail art can make a little black dress unforgettable, and the best part is that you can adapt it to any occasion. Try a skull or jack o’lantern design this Halloween, or choose something more elegant to stand out from the crowd!
- Unique lucky charm
Remember Heidi Klum’s four-leaf-clover, or Cameron Diaz’s lucky horseshoe necklace? Nail art can help you join this elite company by becoming your very own lucky charm. And the best thing is that you can’t lose it! So if you’re headed for a crazy night in Vegas or even if you have some friends coming over for a beer-and-blackjack night, why not try themed nail art or have your favorite lucky symbol painted on your nails? You might just be the lucky girl (but just to enhance your chances, you should probably have a look at how to play … After all, luck and beauty can only take you so far in blackjack!).
- It can make you an artist
You might just find that your creative side is revealed after you see how nail art is done professionally. It’s really not that hard to do it yourself. You just need the right set of tools, a great idea and lots of patience. Have a look online at the wealth of tutorials and videos that can get you started, and you might just find yourself hooked to your new hobby. Most importantly, don’t be put off if things don’t come out right the first time you try, perseverance is key and soon you’ll enjoy the creative freedom that comes with doing your own nail art and wearing it proudly every day.
So don’t wait any longer. Go for the extra glamour and start expressing yourself through nail art! It’s fun, it’s original and it’s easy – just make sure to have it done by professionals or to buy quality materials when trying it at home.
Article by Martha Zeller. Zeller is a fashion maniac and a DIY fan. She works in the event management business but her mission in life is spreading simple advice around the net to make the world cuter to see, cheaper to live and, of course, happier to live!